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Old 03-08-2008, 12:58 PM
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Windshield Wipers

Were they two-speed? And how do you adjust the speed? Someone ripped the windshield wiper wiring out of my truck, so I can't just go look. And I'm trying to get them working again.

Driving around in the rain without windshield wipers is S C A R Y ...
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:00 PM
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My 66 CC has 2 speed wipers. The switch has 2 positions.
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:10 PM
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Not all models had two speed wipers; I've only own 64- 66 models with only 1speed; That's one feature I would love to upgrade too. But my current 65 is only a show & shine type driver. Not a daily driver.

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Old 03-08-2008, 02:33 PM
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Have you tried RainX?

I have a 2 speed from a 76 and delay from something later. You can swap motor and switch from a two speed while retaining the original arm on the end of the motor, if you want it to park correctly.


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1961/66: One speed wipers were standard, two speed wipers were optional.
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Gotcha. Thanks guys for the info.
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also, to the best of my knowlege the wiper wiring runs from the motor to the switch with a feed to the fuse box...seems odd and I know mine isnt like that but I recall pulling one apart like that...odd indeed.
Also, the 65 and 6 switches were different in regards to the washer switch as the 65 has the button above the ignition switch and 66 was a pull on the wiper switch as I recall. I believe thats for 2 speed wipers...single speed Im not sure about.

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also, to the best of my knowlege the wiper wiring runs from the motor to the switch with a feed to the fuse box...seems odd and I know mine isnt like that but I recall pulling one apart like that...odd indeed.
Also, the 65 and 6 switches were different in regards to the washer switch as the 65 has the button above the ignition switch and 66 was a pull on the wiper switch as I recall. I believe thats for 2 speed wipers...single speed Im not sure about.- cs65
1965/66 w/wiper washers came several ways.

1965/66: Foot pump = manually controlled = pump the pedal...Voila!

1965/66: Foot pump, electrically operated...one or two taps on the pedal is all it takes.

The manually operated pump was a dealer installed accessory.

The electric version was either factory or dealer installed.

Then there's this one..

1966 factory installed = Button on dash.

There's no mention of a wiper switch being used for the washers, too.
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Here's an article from FTE forum may find helpful.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...rd_Pickup.html
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I have to agree with using rain-x...I used to think that stuff was BS until I got my latest car; the PO used rain-x on the windshield. I've driven through some decent downpours and never even turned on the wipers...
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I have to agree with using rain-x...I used to think that stuff was BS until I got my latest car; the PO used rain-x on the windshield. I've driven through some decent downpours and never even turned on the wipers...
What did ppl use in the old days before Rain-X?

Jowilker will know, he's damn near as old as I am.

Ppl rubbed cut plug chewin' tobacco on the glass.

The water slithered right off.
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I'm to cheap for those high dollar products, like rainx; I always use the old paste wax on the outside of my window's; you still need your wipers but it does make the water run off easier.

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What did ppl use in the old days before Rain-X?

Jowilker will know, he's damn near as old as I am.

Ppl rubbed cut plug chewin' tobacco on the glass.

The water slithered right off.
I ran across a story once about streetcar motormen using a muslin bag of Bull Durham, the oils from the tobacco apparently did the trick
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I ran across a story once about streetcar motormen using a muslin bag of Bull Durham, the oils from the tobacco apparently did the trick
Hmmmm, Bull Durham was a fairly dry smoking tobacco, wonder what oils?????


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Wait a minute, what is "Rain X" again? Some sort of material, when applied to the windshield, that allows the rain to slide right off it without wipers??
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